2012 Annular solar eclipse – followup

Readers may remember that my family and I made a mad dash through northern California into Nevada trying to get ahead of clouds. Readers may remember this “perfect” image taken by my lovely wife that we uploaded to WUWT from a Starbucks in Fernley, NV. Hold that thought, because we have created a new image: …

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American Meteorological Society disappears withdraws Gergis et al paper on proxy temperature reconstruction after post peer review finds fatal flaws

UPDATE: It appears the paper has been withdrawn and credit acknowledgement given to Steve McIntyre, see below: There was yet another recent “hockey stick” being foisted on the public. Gergis et al. It says: The average reconstructed temperature anomaly in Australasia during A.D. 1238–1267, the warmest 30-year pre-instrumental period, is 0.09°C (±0.19°C) below 1961–1990 levels.…

NASA June 2012 Solar Cycle 24 Prediction

Compiled by Joe D’aleo WeatherBell via NASA MSFC The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 60 in the Spring of 2013. We are currently over three years into Cycle 24. The current predicted size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle in about 100 years. The prediction method…

UAH continental US Temperature for May 2012: +1.26 deg. C

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The U.S. lower-48 surface temperature anomaly from my population density-adjusted (PDAT) dataset was 1.26 deg. C above the 1973-2012 average for May 2012, with a 1973-2012 linear warming trend of +0.14 deg. C/decade (click for full-size version): The corresponding USHCN anomaly computed relative to the same base period was…